Instead of asking “is it camp?” Maria Grazia Chiuri posed a different question at Dior’s Fall 2019 Couture show: “are clothes modern?” The Bernard Rudofsky quote from his 1944 exhibition set the tone for the collection, after being printed on the first all-white look. Following suit, a series of almost all black gowns and LBDs hit the runway–complete with feather and tulle details. It was dark and moody, but was it modern? Much like camp, the answer largely depends on your interpretation.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.
See all the highlights from Dior Haute Couture Fall 2019 below.